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The High Court has held that a man held in immigration detention for 40 months was unlawful detained.
2010 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award Recipients Announced
Sahlgrenska Science Park has completed a VC-investment in Observe Medical together with its initial founders as well as Danish investors SEED Capital. Advokatfirman Delphi has been lead counsel through Olof Myhrman, responsible partner and Kristina Nilsson, associate.
Kyiv, 29 January 2010 –Avellum Partners acted as a legal advisor to the shareholders of Vik Oil Group on the sale of the Group’s shares in favor of Russian-British company “TNK-BP”. The parties entered into respective agreement at the end of December 2009, while the closing of the transaction is planned for the 1st quarter of 2010.
Kyiv, 7 April 2010 –Avellum Partners acted as legal advisors to the real estate development investor in connection with the acquisition of the 50% + 1 share in Sky Mall, one of the largest shopping and entertainment centers in Kyiv.
A new initiative has come into force aimed at enabling businesses to attract the best global talent to the UK. Developed and operated by GTI Recruiting Solutions, on advice from Penningtons Solicitors LLP's immigration team, the scheme is backed by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and regulated by the UK Border Agency.
Ben Robins and Sophie Travis advised Aerium in relation to the acquisition of an office block in Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, for £183.5 million.
Homburger has followed last years' success at the IFLR Awards by winning three trophies at the IFLR Awards ceremonies 2010.
Wistrand har rekryterat advokat Lars Gahnström till Göteborgskontorets fastighetsgrupp. Lars kommer närmast från Mannheimer Swartling där han arbetat med fastighetsjuridik innefattande transaktioner, projekt, hyresfrågor och fastighetsbildning i fem år.
Setterwalls is strengthening its position in environmental law in its recruitment of Anders Linnerborg, one of Sweden's leading lawyers in the field and two associates. These new hires reflect the increased importance of the environmental dimension in an ever-growing number of areas in the business world.
Setterwalls has acted as legal advisor to Ramirent AB, the Swedish wholly-owned subsidiary of Ramirent Plc, in the acquisition of the rental equipment company Hyrmaskiner i Gävle AB, including its subsidiaries Hyrmaskiner i Mora AB and Hyrmaskiner i Falun AB, operating in Gävleborg and Dalarna under the brand Tidermans Hyrmaskiner. The company's sales amounted to about 7 EUR million annually. The acquisition strengthens Ramirent's presence in the middle of Sweden.
Setterwalls has advised Arise Windpower AB (publ) in connection with the listing on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. Arise is the first Swedish listing on the main OMX list since the start of the financial crisis. In connection with the listing an oversubscribed issue of approximately MSEK 550 is made, exclusive of the over-allotment option. The market value at the listing a total market value SEK 1.75 billion. Several well-reputed institutional investors are among the owners, e.g. Nordea and Third Swedish National Pension Fund.
Advokat Johan Nordenfalk biträdde styrelsen i Rörvik Timber AB, noterat på Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, i samband med upprättande av prospekt med anledning av bolagets företrädesemission om 250 Mkr.
The pharmaceutical company Medivir AB (publ) on 29 March 2010 announced a rights offering of approximately MSEK 300.
Sandra Kristensen is a new lawyer at Gärde Wesslau, Borås.
Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Landic Property VI AB in its appr. SEK 2.3 billion divestment of a Swedish real estate portfolio to Hemfosa
bpv GRIGORESCU represents EvoBus and BRD Sogelease in successfully overturning a decision by the National Council for Solving Complaints on Timisoara bus tender.
The Chambers Global directory for 2010, has acknowledged Carey Olsen's expertise through the recognition of its people. It praised Carey Olsen’s “focus on the Channel Islands” and the strength in depth across the firm’s offices in Jersey, Guernsey and London.
A major training event which was hosted by Carey Olsen on the duties of directors attracted over 200 delegates to St James on Tuesday 20 April.
The partners meeting of the Firm, held in Rome on March 27, 2010, has appointed Massimiliano Nitti and Silvio Martuccelli as new equity partners, effective as of 1 January 2010.
On March 30, 2010, the management and supervisory boards of Fresenius SE resolved to propose at its annual general meeting on May 12, 2010 the conversion of all preference shares into ordinary shares in combination with a change of the company's legal form into a partnership limited by shares - Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (KGaA).
Hengeler Mueller was counsel to Merck KGaA on the issue of EUR 3.2 billion bearer bonds (in three tranches).
ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., a listed company on the stock exchange in Toronto, Canada, which has global operations predominantly in the fields of automation systems and solar technology and manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia and Europe, has concluded an agreement on acquiring the Sortimat Group based in Winnenden, Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany).
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is using authorised capital to issue up to 65 million new preferred shares against cash contributions and by granting indirect subscription rights for holders of ordinary and preferred shares.
Hengeler Mueller makes available, and gives legal advice to, trustee for the completion of the acquisition by Deutsche Bank of the Sal. Oppenheim Group
Guernsey’s Liberation Generation has been presented with free tickets to a performance by opera star Katherine Jenkins at a special reception at Les Cotils on Tuesday 30th March.
CHEVALIER & SCIALES is pleased to announce the opening of a new representative office in Dubai upon obtaining on 4th February 2010 the license to provide legal consultancy services. This office led by Charles Khoury exclusively renders legal advice on Luxembourg laws and mainly focuses on investment management and fund practice. Charles Khoury, a fully qualified lawyer whose native language is Arabic, has an in-depth knowledge and an extensive experience in financial markets and products and a strong understanding of the local cultural needs and customs.
In the framework of the project implementation Integrites provided legal support to MEHIB in the trade finance and export credit insurance deal at amount of USD 22 mln. The project was completed in the interest of the Hungarian pool of pharmaceutical exporters in connection with post-export finance instruments.
Mannheimer Swartling has advised the Ford Motor Company on the sale of Volvo and its assets to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group for USD 1.8 billion.
B&K received top rankings in the Universum Professionals survey, which was conducted by Universum Finland in October and November 2009. The survey investigated which companies are considered ideal employers by their professionals. Employee career goals and the drivers for employer attractiveness were also researched.
Carine Van Regenmortel named Managing Partner of the Year at the fifth edition of the Belgian Legal Awards.
Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate and finance groups in Guernsey and London have contributed a chapter to the newly-published book Private Equity 2010.
A breakfast seminar hosted by Carey Olsen on Tuesday attracted more than 160 professionals in Guernsey.
The Channel Islands' legal firm Carey Olsen jumped three places to fifth place in this year's annual survey of the top 20 law firms operating in offshore jurisdictions, by the leading legal magazine The Lawyer. Carey Olsen was also the highest placed of law firms concentrating solely on the Channel Islands.
Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to be taking a leading role in Capital Careers 2010, an initiative organised by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry to increase careers awareness among young Londoners as part of its London Young Chamber programme.
Philip Barth, partner and head of the immigration team at Penningtons Solicitors LLP, has successfully negotiated the reinstatement of the sponsor licence of a private college in the education sector.
Vladimir Penkov, Managing Partner of “Penkov, Markov & Partners” participated in the roundtable “Economy and Politics”
Paris, le 8 mars 2010. Le cabinet Sarrau Thomas Couderc a accompagné les fonds d’investissement 3i et NI Partners dans le cadre de leur prise de contrôle du groupe Vedici, réseau de cliniques privées.
Dufry AG combines with Dufry South America Ltd. in a cross-border trian-gular merger with a secondary listing on BM
AstapovLawyers represents Joint Stock Company "Dniepropetrovsk Tube Works", who is one of the leading, largest and well recognized tube producers in Ukraine in an anti-dumping investigation commenced by the Ministry of Economy of Russian Federation. The Works is equipped with modern automated and mechanised tube mills for producing pipes by the means of its control and produces more than 3000 type sizes of tubes from carbon and non-alloy steel grade.
AstapovLawyers as well as Mr. Oleh Malskyy were named in Top-3 among law firms and leading individuals in Foreign Trade Practice by Handbook for Foreign Clients 2010 - a distinctive publication on Ukrainian legal market recently published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing House.
AstapovLawyers as well as Mr. Andrey Astapov were named as Top-3 among law firms and leading individuals in International Arbitration Practice by Handbook for Foreign Clients 2010 - a distinctive publication on Ukrainian legal market recently published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing House.
AstapovLawyers successfully completed a complex mediation in a labor dispute between one of the largest foreign pharmaceutical companies with its top manager in Ukraine.
AstapovLawyers is an official general sponsor of the Third CIS-EU Legal Forum "EuroLawyer 2010" held on 15-16 April 2010 in London and organized by Eurobusiness Advisory Company (London, UK). This years forum's theme is: "State and Business: joint development perspectives".
On February 15-17, 2010 AstapovLawyers' Partners Mr. Astapov and Mr. Malskyy took part in the most reputable event on Global Energy Sector - International Petroleum Week 2010 in London organized by Energy Institute (London, UK).
On February 24-27, 2010 AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner Mr. Andrey Astapov spoke on the First International Grain Conference: Asia-Russia 2010 in Singapore. The conference was organized by Russian Grain Union jointly with Ministry of Agriculture of Russian Federation and global leading group of companies Sojitz Corporation. This conference was a result of an instruction made by Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russian Federation, on geographic expansion of Russian grain import activities and incorporation of Far East export corridor.
March 2010, Kyiv. Executive Director of INTEGRITES international law firm, Elena Malevanaya, presented a report on "Trade Finance" at a "Financier" club representatives` meeting.
24 March 2010 – Kinstellar, Emerging Europe’s leading independent law firm today announces the opening of its new office in Belgrade, Serbia and the appointment of Branislav Marić as Partner.
This spring we are recruting several lawyers to our ITC/IP, Corporate, Employment, Competition law and Tax departments. We recently welcomed:
During the initial part of 2010 PLC Which Lawyer? ranks eight Delphi lawyers as leading in Sweden within nine practice areas.